Fraunhofer IEM – Expertise in intelligent mechatronics
Situated in Paderborn, the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM delivers expertise in intelligent mechatronics in the context of industry 4.0. Scientists from the fields of mechanical engineering, software engineering and electrical engineering engage in interdisciplinary collaboration to research innovative methods and tools for the development of intelligent products, production systems and services. Its core competencies are intelligent mechatronic systems, systems engineering and virtual prototyping.
With over 100 permanent staff members, Fraunhofer IEM is led by a three-member steering committee: Prof. Ansgar Trächtler (Executive Director), Prof. Roman Dumitrescu and Prof. Eric Bodden. The research budget in 2018 is approximately 11 million euros.